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Top Benefits of Taking a Pottery Class for Children

Top Benefits of Taking a Pottery Class for Children

The cute turtle your child painted purple in pottery class is a symbol of more than one accomplishment. Pottery class provides your…

Beginning Competitive Swimming

Your child has incredible potential if they follow their heart…

My Child Wants to Take Acting Lessons

Many young people graduate high school with a passionate relief…

Fun and Active New Years Resolutions for the Family

Happy New Year! It’s 2015! As last year came to…

Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

From the Midwest to the West Coast…Must See Museums

From the Midwest to the West Coast…Must See Museums

When traveling with children, it is always fun to scout out interesting places to take them. Children love to learn and see…

Making Pizza: Teaching Kids Valuable Kitchen Skills

If you ask kids about their favorite foods, pizza will…

5 Messy Activities for Outdoor Fun

Since as early as they could walk, your little one…

We Heart Preschool Science: Valentine’s Day Edition

Preschoolers, and younger elementary school kids are already great scientists.…

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Starting Life on the Edge: Ice Skating for Tots

Starting Life on the Edge: Ice Skating for Tots

Growing up, ice-skating was an activity that every kid in my area participated in, at least for long enough to teach them…

5 Unique Ways to Enjoy a Snow Day and Learn

Kids may love the idea of a snow day simply…

Bargain Places for Good Kids Clothes That Last

There are a lot of options for inexpensive kids clothes…

10 Learning Toys for a 5 Year Old

Sometime before the holidays, I was talking to a friend…

Time-Saving Tips for Busy Moms

5 Fast & Fun Rainy Day Play Plans for All Ages

5 Fast & Fun Rainy Day Play Plans for All Ages

Rather than letting rain put a damper on your plans, why not teach your kids to relish the bad weather as an…

Kids in the Kitchen

Whether we like it or not, cooking is something everyone…

Cooking With Kids: Getting Kids Familiar with the Kitchen

The dreaded dinnertime dilemma: You suddenly realize that it’s just…

Horseback Riding Programs in The San Francisco Bay Area

You may be knee deep in all things winter right…

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8 Unique iPad Apps for Girls

Are your daughters obsessed with their iPads? My daughter sure is, which makes it important to choose the right apps. From art to fashion to learning to singing, the app world is a wonderful place to expose children to all kinds of skills and hobbies.…

Traveling to Japan With Kids

Over spring break last year I took my nine-year-old daughter, along with my friend and her daughter, to Japan. This wasn’t the easiest decision; it’s a fourteen hour flight and a lot of moving around the country! My friend had lived in Japan before and…

2 Unique Same Day Holiday Activities to Make With Your Kids

Pine Cone Ornaments 6 Pine cones from your yard 1 Silver acrylic paint from your local craft store 1 paint brush 1 ½ inch wide silver ribbon 1 rounded silver string Clean your pine cones of debris and lightly wash off dirt. Leave out to…

Our Parent Hero Story

My name is Elaine, and like many of you, I’m a busy mom.  In addition to being a mom, I’m an attorney and start-up entrepreneur, so I’m always on the look out for great time-saving strategies! Speaking of time – once upon a time, I…

Boredom Busters: 18 Free Summer Activities for Kids

What’s the most annoying sound a parent can hear? I’ve got quite a list, including the toy that plays Old McDonald on repeat. But near the top of my list is the sound of a bored young child. It sounds something like this: mummmmmaaaaayyyyyy and…

How to Score Some “Me Time” this Summer

Remember when you were a kid and summer meant freedom—free from the cruel grips of long division, free to sleep in until the early afternoon, and free to spend every waking hour splashing in the ice cold pool with friends? Fast forward 20 something years…

Pet Shop Activities for Kids

Pet Shop Activities Every mom, dad, and grandma needs a few activities that are always at the ready. Our pet shop scavenger hunt and math games are easy enough to pull out quickly when you are dying for a new idea, and can work well…

All About Cheerleading

Cheerleading is no longer all about megaphones and can-can kicks on the sideline of a football field! These days, cheerleading is a sport requiring athleticism, endurance and teamwork. While traditional pom pom cheerleading still exists, there are now other choices for parents and children to…

Best Resort Pools for Kids

I’m a huge fan of a good resort pool. When I book vacations for our family, I look for the most amazing pool I can find. Some of the features on our wishlist this June is a lazy river, a beach, free towels and maybe…

Help Bring a Woodworking Studio to Kids in San Francisco

The Butterfly Joint from key&kite on Vimeo. Woodshops for Kids Most of us grew up taking a woodshop class in school. We probably built a sweet little birdhouse or created a keepsake box for all of those notes we used to pass in class. In…

A Beginners Guide to Horseback Riding

Do horses keep coming up in conversation with your kids? When you’re in the car, when you’re making dinner, when you’re on the way to school…the questioning is relentless. Your kid has riding on the mind and probably won’t stop asking about it until they…